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  SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS | Pie Time
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child in Australia ate on average 12 pies in 2017. That’s 270 million pies necked in a year, and while some people won’t have eaten any, many will have eaten a whole lot more than that.
Which is why Pie Time 2018, cooked up by local tourism body Destination Southern Highlands, is a recipe for success. This festival of the pie was started last year as a means of engaging more than 30 local outlets to attract pie loving out of towners and locals to get their pies (eyes) on some dog’s eyes (meat pies). And like the most edible of ideas, Pie Time found a keen audience. In its inaugural year it reportedly attracted thousands of first time visitors to the Highlands, who injected $1 million into the local economy. The tasty tourism strategy also saw Destination Southern Highlands win a silver medal at the 2017 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in the short breaks destination marketing campaign category.
This year’s Pie Time, from June 1 to June 30, is offering even more meat with a month long calendar where visitors and locals can dine out on pie themed events of every flavour. The celebrations will culminate in a two day PieFest at Bong Bong Racecourse in Bowral. Feast your eyes on some of the highlights of the eat fest below. Go to pietime.com.au for more details and bookings.
   WHO ATE ALL THE PIES?
CELEBRATE ALL THINGS PIES IN THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE. THERE’S LOADS TO EAT AND DO, SO ENJOY A PIE RELATED ACTIVITY FOR EVERY DAY OF THE MONTH. WE SHARE A FEW BELOW, AND YOU CAN CHECK OUT PIETIME.COM.AU FOR THE COMPREHENSIVE LIST AND DETAILS. BE THE ONE WHO ATE ALL THE PIES!
The Australian love affair with pies is enduring. They remain as popular today as they were in the 1970s when the classic strains of ‘Football, meat pies, kangaroos and Holden cars’ first rang out from our TVs. And according to Food Standards Australia New Zealand, every man, woman and
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